Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Indian Affairs The official page for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has line authority over the BIA Regional Directors and the Deputy Bureau Directors of Field Operations; Indian Services; Trust Services; and Justice Services.

The Director provides technical oversight and monitoring for the headquarters organization and field activities and shares authority and responsibility for the management of tribal and individual Indian trust funds with the Special Trustee for American Indians. The Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs administers all laws governing non-education portions of Indian Affairs and provides leadership and direction for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Director reports to and receives policy direction and executive guidance from the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs.

Mission: The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

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11/01/2020
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In 2019, 598 law enforcement officers were trained in drug awareness, investigations, drug identification, evidence collection, and officer safety. Their hard work helps mitigate the devastating effect illicit drug activities have on tribal families and communities. #DOIService at: http://ow.ly/kr2q50C7GdQ

The BIA Office of Justice Services strives to uphold tribal sovereignty, customs, and to provide for the safety of India...
10/31/2020
Office of Justice Services | Indian Affairs

The BIA Office of Justice Services strives to uphold tribal sovereignty, customs, and to provide for the safety of Indian communities by ensuring the protection of life & property, enforcing laws, maintaining justice & order, and by confining American Indian offenders in safe, secure, and humane environments. Learn more about @BIAOS services https://www.bia.gov/bia/ojs

BIA- OJS is responsible for the protection of lives, resources, and property which lies at the heart of the BIA's law enforcement effort. BIA-OJS fully supports the Secretary's ongoing commitment to safe and healthy Indian communities. Under the direction of the Deputy BIA Director - the Office of J...

Modern day firefighters are sometimes equated to Indian Country’s modern day warriors. This is because tribal communitie...
10/30/2020

Modern day firefighters are sometimes equated to Indian Country’s modern day warriors. This is because tribal communities look to wildland firefighters to protect the people, land and resources they hold dear for their survival. We appreciate the sacrifices they and their families make during fire season. #DOIService http://ow.ly/nPXY50C7Gsn

Fort Berthold Agency (FBA) is hosting a WEBEX online meeting explaining a new Market Analys today. If you missed it, ano...
07/30/2020

Fort Berthold Agency (FBA) is hosting a WEBEX online meeting explaining a new Market Analys today. If you missed it, another meeting will take place August 6th at 2:00 p.m.
http://ow.ly/3xlS50AMH6f

The Branch of Wildland Fire Management at the National Interagency Fire Center is looking for a Budget Analyst to suppor...
06/26/2020
Budget Analyst (Fire)

The Branch of Wildland Fire Management at the National Interagency Fire Center is looking for a Budget Analyst to support the wildland fire management program. Position closes July 17 and moving expenses are authorized. Apply online USAJOBS

This position is located with the BIA, Office of Trust Services, Division of Forestry & Wildland Fire Management, Branch of Wildland Fire Management located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), in Boise, Idaho. Information about the surrounding area can be found at

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Brandon Lipps will...
04/16/2020

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Brandon Lipps will host a call with tribal leaders Friday, April 17th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. They will provide pertinent updates on COVID-19 response efforts from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and how they are working with tribes to serve children and low-income individuals impacted by COVID-19 across the 15 nutrition assistance programs.

To registrar for the webinar, visit: http://ow.ly/uyrN50zgiMe

Please register only if you are able to join the call. Call-in lines are limited. RSVP’s will be allocated in the order they are received.

Following successful registration, you will receive dial-in instructions to the email address you used to register.

#FireJobs - There are three job announcements for firefighters that will close in 3 days. If you live in or near White M...
02/19/2020

#FireJobs - There are three job announcements for firefighters that will close in 3 days. If you live in or near White Mountain Apache Tribe AZ (BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire Management - Fort Apache Agency), @BIANavajoRegion in Fort Defiance, AZ, Poplar, MT (Fort Peck), Crow Agency, MT (BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire Management Crow Agency), Billings, MT (Rocky Mountain Region), Albuquerque, New Mexico (BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire Management - Southern Pueblos Agency) You need to apply to the Jobs Annoucement listed as DOI-FIRE-2020-005-DHA: GS-3-5

If a seasoned firefighter applying for a GS-6-7 firefighter position at Fort Apache Agency, must ALSO apply to: DOI-FIRE-2020-003-DHA: GS-6-7

If applying to a position in Fort Washakie, WY (BIA Forestry & Fire Management - Wind River Agency) must apply to DOI-FIRE-2020-003-DHA.

Hiring info and links to Jobs announcements located here:
http://ow.ly/9ZzP50yqwLp

02/18/2020
BIA Fire and Aviation Recruitment Video

#FireJobs - Want to know what it’s like to fight wildland fire with the BIA? Check out the video and stay tuned for more info on #FireJobs being filled this month! #NotYourOrdinaryJob
https://youtu.be/c8VnzD87Qj8

The following aviation stories are from the wildland firefighters who serve and protect Indian Country throughout our great nation.

Alaska Region is advertising their Regional Fire Management Officer, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, Relocation expenses a...
02/12/2020
Fire Management Officer

Alaska Region is advertising their Regional Fire Management Officer, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, Relocation expenses are authorized. Applicants must apply through UASJobs by Feb. 25. Read the full advertisement and apply online at:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559584600

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Region, Office of the Deputy Director-TS, Division of Natural Resources, Anchorage, AK & Duty Station in Fairbanks, Alaska. It will be filled from SPD# FDI0235 (F311-BIA).

02/07/2020
Budget Analyst

The Bureau of Indian Affairs at the National Interagency Fire Center is looking for a dedicated, organized & collaborative individual who enjoys working with a complex budget to join their team. Located in Boise, ID, the GS-12 position closes 2/26. Relocation expenses are reimbursed. #FireJobs https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558946800

This position is located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho.  Information about the Boise area can be found at www.boisechamber.org.  This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty lo...

02/04/2020
cancer has crept among us

It is International Cancer Awareness Day. Did you know that nationally, American Indian and Alaskan Native communities have lower rates of cancer, but in certain regions such as Alaska and the Northern Plains states, these incidence and mortality rates exceed those for the US general populations? The Indian Health Service an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, NOT Indian Affairs, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. https://youtu.be/8GFwYM_-gNA

BIA Office of Justice Services
02/01/2020

BIA Office of Justice Services

BIA OJS Recruiting Event-Don't Miss Out!
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01/31/2020
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There are now 574 federally recognized tribes in the U.S. according to the Federal Register notice posted January 30, 2020. http://ow.ly/CWkP50ya9AK

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs just announced the deadline to submit applications to begin participation in the Tribal Sel...
01/24/2020
Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2021 or Calendar Year 2021

The Bureau of Indian Affairs just announced the deadline to submit applications to begin participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2021 or Calendar Year 2021. Read the complete Federal Register Notice at
http://ow.ly/G8s350y4rGH

In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2020, deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2021 or calendar year 2021.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services but will participate in the annual Association of Tribal Archives, Librarie...
01/24/2020
Native Arts & Culture: Resilience, Reclamation, and Relevance

The Institute of Museum and Library Services but will participate in the annual Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums meeting this year. Come join us Jan. 31 to hear Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Don't wait to RSVP!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-arts-culture-resilience-reclamation-and-relevance-tickets-86918697163?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

A gathering of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (NAANNH) arts, humanities, and cultural heritage leaders

The Bureau of Indian Education employs approximately 3,800 contract educators across 23 states. On this International Da...
01/24/2020

The Bureau of Indian Education employs approximately 3,800 contract educators across 23 states. On this International Day of Education, we voice our appreciation for our educators and their commitment to preparing our youth to be tomorrow’s wise leaders.

If you are at tribal government or a tribal organization working to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Mi...
01/23/2020

If you are at tribal government or a tribal organization working to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania or New York, here is a grant opportunity you won't want to miss!
Through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), @USFWS is providing funding that supports tribal efforts with projects that improve overall collaboration and effectiveness of Aquatic Invasive Species management and control efforts across the Great Lakes states.

Estimated Total Funding: $1,000,000
Award Ceiling: $ 700,000
Award Floor: $ 100,000
Closing Date for Applications: March 17, 2020

For additional Information: http://ow.ly/WZZi50y2mTU

01/22/2020
Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist

Are you a Public Affairs guru ready to take a new step in your leadership career? Come experience a challenging and rewarding career supporting your community #IndianCountry! Among many opportunities, you will get to work in a fast-paced, complex environment developing and implementing plans, operating procedures and policies to improve and enhance the presentation of Indian Affairs' public communication efforts. Don't wait to apply USAJOBS. Position closes Jan. 28. http://ow.ly/DLFc50xYAjO

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs in Washington DC. The Public Affairs Office maintains liaison with the media, the public, and other Federal and State agencies. It prepares speeches and articles for key officials in the Department of the Int...

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others?" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/20/2020

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others?" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the many rewarding opportunities the new Indian Affairs Office of Public Affairs Director will have is to celebra...
01/17/2020

One of the many rewarding opportunities the new Indian Affairs Office of Public Affairs Director will have is to celebrate the accomplishments of our employees. Don't wait to apply @USAJobs by January 28. Moving relocation is authorized.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556441600

On January 6, Eastern Regional Office held a retirement celebration for their Regional Director, Bruce Maytubby. He retired after 43 years of government service to Indian Affairs. Congratulations Mr. Maytubby and may you enjoy your well-deserved retirement!

On January 6, Eastern Regional Office held a retirement celebration for their Regional Director, Bruce Maytubby. He reti...
01/16/2020

On January 6, Eastern Regional Office held a retirement celebration for their Regional Director, Bruce Maytubby. He retired after 43 years of government service to Indian Affairs. Congratulations Mr. Maytubby and may you enjoy your well-deserved retirement!

The position is open from January 13- January 28.   Relocation expenses are authorized. Applicants must apply through US...
01/14/2020
U.S. Indian Affairs

The position is open from January 13- January 28. Relocation expenses are authorized. Applicants must apply through USAJobs online application system.

Here’s an opportunity to make a huge difference in Indian Country! The Office of Public Affairs, Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior, is hiring a Director of Public Affairs in Washington D.C., to serve as the principal counselor to the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs on all policy matters of a public affairs nature.

The Indian Affairs, Office of Public Affairs (IA-OPA) develops and implements plans, operating procedures and policies to improve and enhance the presentation of all Indian Affairs' public communication efforts. IA-OPA maintains contact with the media, the public, and other agencies, as well as prepares written and digital material for release to the public and communication with American Indian and Alaska Natives. Learn more and apply to the position at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556441600

Thank you @BIAOJS and Standing Rock Agency personnel for helping make the holidays a little warmer for youth in the comm...
01/13/2020

Thank you @BIAOJS and Standing Rock Agency personnel for helping make the holidays a little warmer for youth in the community.

This past holiday season on December 23, 2019, BIA Standing Rock Agency & Standing Rock Game & Fish handed out Christmas gifts & gift bags to children in the communities of Little Eagle, Bullhead, & McLaughlin.

Thank you for your generosity!

Today is #WearBlueDay. Indian Affairs employees are taking #HumanTrafficking training to recognize factors that contribu...
01/11/2020

Today is #WearBlueDay. Indian Affairs employees are taking #HumanTrafficking training to recognize factors that contribute to the trafficking (both labor and sex trafficking) of Native populations​. This training equips those serving American Indians and Alaska Native populations with the knowledge to better understand the issues surrounding human trafficking and its impact in Native communities.

Today is #WearBlueDay. #HumanTrafficking is a hidden crime. The first step to combating it is to identify victims so the...
01/11/2020

Today is #WearBlueDay. #HumanTrafficking is a hidden crime. The first step to combating it is to identify victims so they can be rescued and help bring their perpetrators to justice. The safety of the public as well as the victim is paramount. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to any suspicions. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking. #PreventionMatters

#WearBlueDay - #HumanTrafficking is a hidden crime. The 1st step 2 combating it is to identify victims so they can be re...
01/11/2020

#WearBlueDay - #HumanTrafficking is a hidden crime. The 1st step 2 combating it is to identify victims so they can be rescued & help bring their perpetrators to justice. Do you know the signs? #PreventionMatters

Today is #WearBlueDay. Our BIA Office of Justice Services officers and other U.S. Indian Affairs employees work to preve...
01/11/2020

Today is #WearBlueDay. Our BIA Office of Justice Services officers and other U.S. Indian Affairs employees work to prevent #HumanTrafficking and protect exploited people. Learn more U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign because #PreventionMatters.

Today is #WearBlueDay. #HumanTrafficking prevention stops violence before it starts. #PreventionMatters. Learn more abou...
01/11/2020

Today is #WearBlueDay. #HumanTrafficking prevention stops violence before it starts. #PreventionMatters. Learn more about the three levels of prevention: http://ow.ly/q8kw50xSL6C

The relationship with Australia is based on the Operating Plan defined by the Wildfire Arrangement Between the Departmen...
01/10/2020
USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

The relationship with Australia is based on the Operating Plan defined by the Wildfire Arrangement Between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America and the Australian and New Zealand Participating Agencies. The Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America entered into this contract under the Emergency Wildfire Suppression Act as Amended, U.S. Public Law 100-428, 42 USC, Section 1856m.

The agreement only permits the United States to send federal employees to Australia, which means that legally, the National Interagency Fire Center cannot mobilize non-federal employees, such as state and local firefighters, to Australia.

NEWS: As wildfires in Australia continue to spread, USAID is deploying humanitarian advisors & providing aid to support Australia's humanitarian response in affected communities. Our advisors will help assess needs & identify response priorities for the ongoing fires, which have already burned millions of acres of land.

READ MORE ➡️ https://www.usaid.gov/crisis/australia

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